Talk:Iraqi parliamentary election, 2014

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>> Deadly violence strikes Iraq ahead of pollsLihaas (talk) 18:20, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Iraq's election commissioners resign weeks before polls, Iraqi budget stalled until after election season, Iraq election official says no voting in areas of Sunni province engulfed in clashes.

Minority Quota[edit]

Any information on the minority seats? Malik Danno (talk) 00:20, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

For Christians: Zowaa 2, Motoa 2, Communists 1.--Kathovo talk 13:33, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Full Vote Breakdown[edit]

I'm unsure whether we'll be able to give complete figures for the number of votes received by certain parties. Previously IHEC has given full results, where the total votes received by each party in each governorate is shown, however beginning with the 2013 governorate election there seems to be a move towards just disclosing the number of votes received by parties which won seats for each governorate. This isn't really an issue for groups such as the State of Law Coalition, or Muttahidoon, which ran really only where they'd win seats, but groups such as Allawi's al-Wataniya ran in every governorate (and often didn't win seats when they ran). IHEC have released the complete results for the personal votes, but the way that the Iraqi electoral system works means that voters can either vote for their preferred candidate, or just vote for the party generally (and allow the party to allocate these votes). As such, counting up the number of personal votes received by candidates in each party doesn't actually give the total number of votes received by that party (as it misses out the other, non-personal votes). IHEC might release more indepth results later, but I wouldn't hold my breath. MrPenguin20 (talk) 10:48, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

@MrPenguin20: Where did you get the figures for popular vote, couldn't find them anywhere.--Kathovo talk 13:31, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
All the IHEC material (I think) relating to the election is available here, although it's all in Arabic (I don't think they publish their material in English). Then in turn here is a list of pdf documents which list the no. of seats and the amount of the vote won in each governorate, although it only gives information on parties which won seats in each governorate, unfortunately. IHEC later published a full breakdown of the no. of votes won by every candidate who stood in the election, and that's available here. Like I said though, it only gives the personal vote, instead of the total vote won by each party. So as a result even if we count up the amount of vote won by candidates who stood for the State of Law Coalition, for instance, then it still won't equal the total vote won by that party, as it would still be missing out on votes cast for the party, instead of votes cast for specific individuals within the party (which the Iraqi electoral system allows you to do).
If you mean the figure of, say, 3,141,835 for the total vote won by the SoL, then it's just the accumulated vote. So I just counted up the number of votes won by the party in each governorate. It was relatively simple as the State of Law won seats everywhere they stood. That's why the total figure for Allawi's list is missing - I don't have figures for how many votes they received in southern governorates where they didn't win any seats. MrPenguin20 (talk) 17:26, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
I see, another would be to sum votes received by each single candidate for the total figure of popular votes. I don't think anyone would volunteer to this, unless an excel file is published.--Kathovo talk 13:11, 26 June 2014 (UTC)
Yeah but even then the total no. of personal votes won't necessarily equal the total votes received by the party, as voters could either vote for an individual, or they could alternatively vote for the party generically (and then the party would divide up the votes later according to their preferences). Personal votes were heavily used though, as pointed out by Reidar Visser here, so it would give some idea of the scale of support for the party, although it would still be smaller than the actual total of votes for that party.
Ha yes we could go through them individually, but personally I'd rather wait (for now anyway) and hope that IHEC publish full results at some point. It's annoying because for the 2013 governorate election they gave a figure for the total no. of votes won by each party in each governorate, but they've since stopped doing that for some unknown reason.
Also I think a couple of governorates might have published full results detailing the no. of votes won by each party - I think maybe Dhi Qar did this (among others). I'll take a look. MrPenguin20 (talk) 13:24, 26 June 2014 (UTC)